“I’m sorry — not trying to be racist or anythin,g but every time I see a Chinese person I go ‘uhhh, don’t breath’”, she said in the video. “It came from China so it’s a Chinese virus.”
“I’m half and half on it,” he said, immediately after accepting the award. “On one side, I’m very grateful that what I made could be acknowledged in a world like this, but also, it sucks that whenever we — and I mean guys that look like me — do anything that’s genre-bending or that’s anything, they always put it in a rap or urban category, which is — I don’t like that ‘urban’ word. That’s just a politically correct way to say the n-word to me.”
IGOR is widely considered to be the best album in Tyler’s discography, and also the furthest from a traditional rap album. There are relatively few verses of straightforward rapping, and often the album pulls from disco, funk, and R&B, and aesthetically had little in common with the albums he beat out in the Best Rap Album category.
“When I hear that, I think ‘why can’t we just be in pop?’ Half of me feels like the rap nomination was a backhanded compliment,” Tyler said. “Like, oh, my little cousin wants to play the game, let’s give him the unplugged controller so he can shut up and feel good about it. That’s what it felt like a bit.”
Carbon Monoxide by Bizzy Bone (of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony) was one of my favorite albums last year. I found it interesting how similar the cover looked to Heaven’z Movie (1998), his debut record.
I’ve noticed that some of the albums I have in my rotation are no longer available to listen on Apple Music and Spotify. Did everybody’s streaming licenses coincidentally expire in Jan 2020? Haha.
New Fizzylazer single “Could You Imagine Me?” is out! 🦄🦄
Song has a whole different meaning to me now that I’m older. I’m free!
“A year of hindsight”
Lyor Cohen, global head of music at YouTube, called the changes a “very important moment in making the chart a more accurate representation of what people are listening to.”
He added, “Genres like Latin, hip-hop and electronic, which consistently dominate the YouTube charts, will now be properly recognized for their popularity. This is another great step in bringing YouTube and the industry together and we’re so grateful to Billboard and the music business at large for making this addition.”
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track sales equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).